1. Accessibility and Ownership of data and map information
One of the exciting features of the atlas project is the quick, easily accessible and free use of data and display of results using the latest internet technology. We encourage you to learn more about birds by exploring the interactive mapping and tools over the coming months. Take a sneak preview of what will follow on this site by going to the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas web site.
Data collected and maps published as part of the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas are the property of the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas (and Atlas partners) and may not be reproduced for publication without the consent of the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas. Data submitted to the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas will be peer-reviewed by ornithological experts. The British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas reserves the right to include or exclude data submitted to the project. Topographic maps provided for the purpose of collecting Atlas data may not be used for any other purposes or for gathering information on private lands aside from British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas data.
Personal information of participants (including address, email and phone number) will not be shared with third parties, and will only be available to the atlas partner institutions and their staff, the Atlas Committee members, the Atlas Regional Coordinators (in regions for which you have provided data, or indicated an interest in participating) or other people designated by the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas for atlas-related communications.
Unless you indicate otherwise to us in writing, you accept that your name may be included in data summaries, reports or any data product derived from the atlas database where appropriate.
3. Injury Liability
As a volunteer participant in the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas you are fully responsible for your own safety, and for your own personal insurance in case of injury. You are not considered an employee of the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas, Bird Studies Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Service, or any of our partners or sponsors. Please exercise great caution and care in the field when collecting data. We are also not responsible for damage incurred to vehicles while atlassing. Atlassers may be responsible for damage to landowners' property, so please be respectful and exercise caution when treading on private land. Be friendly and polite with landowners and remember that their permission is voluntary and that they are helping us all as the Atlas team to achieve our goals for good coverage.
4. The American Birding Association Principles of Birding Ethics
Everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare of the birds and their environment comes first. Please ensure that you abide by the following principles at all time while atlassing. The Code of Birding Ethics was developed and made available by the American Birding Association.
CODE OF BIRDING ETHICS
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